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Foco Nuevo: May Day Special !!

Friday 3rd May, 2013.
8.00 p.m.
May Day Special !!

Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End.

Thanks to everyone who made our April event so enjoyable. This month we have a May Day special, to celebrate through song the struggles of workers for dignity and justice.
Formed in 1988, the Combined Unions Choir is the longest ‘Art in Working Life’ project in Australia. They have sung at concerts, protests, May Day, and peace rallies; entertaining people with their repertoire of political, peace and social justice songs. ‘A movement that sings never dies…'[website]

Lonnie Martin has a reputation for singing. Songs of work and everyday living taken from the modern and traditional folk repertoire. She will be joined by The Fox Hat (Helen Rowe and Dave Hughes). Together they sing in deft harmony with passion and belief.

Absolutely Scandalous: Does watching the world make you feel like a vegan at an abattoir picnic day? Absolutely Scandalous can fix it for you. Ab Scan’s concerts comment, mostly satirically, on social and political issues. They have been compared to Tom Lehrer, by people who have never seen Tom Lehrer, to Weird Al Yankovic, by people who have never seen daylight, and to Tripod, by people who have never seen Ab Scan. But it does appear that audiences laugh a lot and even sing along when they get told the words.

These Dirty Bones: Bringing their unique brand of dirty folk tinged with punk and a sniff of the desert breeze, These Dirty Bones are sometimes political, often poetic, and always deeply heartfelt. Fast developing a reputation for their mastery of instruments and deft combination different styles, TDB skips between wild gypsy-latino melodies, reflective alt-country ballads and bright harmonies, often within the same song. It’s a wild sound that gets audiences swaying, jiving and thirsting for more. Arriba!Included in the mix is accordion, violin, guitars, bass and drums, with a combination of vocals sweet, dry and drought. It makes for a band full of character, a full stage and a high energy show. [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture [website].

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession) Maggie’s delicious cakes will be on sale.Tea and coffee / BYO

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